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The most important step you can take to prevent illness while traveling abroad is to visit an International Travel Clinic four to six weeks before your departure. A health care provider at an International Travel Clinic will evaluate your health risks based on where you will be traveling, the time of year you will be traveling, your planned activities, and your medical history. The provider can then make appropriate recommendations and provide appropriate health care (such as immunizations or antimalarial drugs) as necessary.
To find an International Travel Clinic near you, visit http://www.in.gov/isdh/17199.htm. Most International Travel Clinics operate by appointment, so be sure to schedule an appointment before your visit. Before your appointment, gather the following information and take it with you:
The following Web sites provide valuable information that can help you prepare for your visit to an International Travel Clinic and your time abroad:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web Site
This site allows you to choose your destination and provides health considerations for each destination, including immunizations that are required or recommended, malaria risk levels, recent disease outbreaks, and tips for staying healthy while traveling to that destination.
International Travel Clinics (Yellow Fever Vaccine Providers) in Indiana
This site provides contact information, by county, for International Travel Clinics in Indiana.
Map of Counties with Number of Providers Eligible to Administer Yellow Fever Vaccine
This site provides a map indicating the number of International Travel Clinics in Indiana counties.
U.S. Department of State
This site allows you to search by destination to determine public health and safety considerations, entry/exit requirements, documentation requirements, and embassy information. You can also find current travel warnings and travel alerts issued by the U.S. Department of State based on new or ongoing health and safety risks of traveling to a particular destination.
World Health Organization
This site provides health risk information by destination and allows you to see information about ongoing or recent disease outbreaks.
Traveling abroad? Are you prepared? Where do you start?
This site, sponsored by the manufacturer of yellow fever vaccine, is useful for planning your international travel experience including vaccinations that are required or recommended for your destination, proper precautions to take before you leave, as well as when you may need to return to an International Travel Clinic after your trip.
This page last updated August 17, 2009.